DANCE DEPARTMENT

Claire Florio

Photo of Claire FlorioClaire Florio is the dance department manager for the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Florio began her career at the Straz Center as an intern with the Patel Conservatory in the summer of 2005. She studied dance at the Russell School of Ballet in Fairfax, Virginia, under Mary Henley and Margaret Virkus. Florio spent her summers studying dance in programs hosted by the Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theater and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. After graduating from high school, Florio attended Florida State University, where she studied under Anjali Austin, Shelia Humphreys, Rick McCullough and Suzanne Farrell. She graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance.
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